General Portal FAQs

What is the purpose of the different portals?

The College's online environment provides our end-users with online access to meet their learning, communication and administration needs.

Schoolbox provides students, parents and staff with access to the College calendar, daily timetables and class resources. Schoolbox is the College’s main platform for communication throughout all areas of the College, including daily notices and class updates. The Somerset College app is an extension of the Schoolbox environment, and is available for download on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store

My Somerset Community allows parents to access individual information relevant to your child, including their teacher contact details, academic reports, timetable, and make parent teacher bookings. My Somerset Community allows parents to update their contact information and child’s medical information online, as well as pay College fees online, RSVP for excursions and camps and book co-curricular activities.

My Student Account is our online ordering and Smartcard payment parent portal, allowing you to top up accounts, make online lunch orders for students from Pre-Prep to Year 3 and review all transactions.

How do I know that these portals are secure?

All our portal sites uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection. This is the same technology that your online banking websites use. You will see that the website URLs are https rather than http and you will also see a padlock in the URL address bar. No credit card details are stored in My Student Account as a bank payment gateway is used for all payments. You are reminded that your password is your responsibility. Do not write down your password, keep it secure and change it if you ever have any concerns that it has been compromised.